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Breastfeeding as Birth Control: The Lactational Amenorrhea Method

By JustMommies staff

Are you looking for a natural, effective method of contraception while you are nursing your infant? If so, then you may be a good candidate for what is known as the lactational amenorrhea method of birth control, sometimes referred to as LAM. LAM works because the hormone known as prolactin that helps
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Breastfeeding a Second Child: Ten Reasons to Try it Again

Breast milk, with all of its amazing benefits and nutritional excellence, is clearly the best food you
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Breastfeeding a Toddler - Why on Earth?

By Jack Newman

Because more and more women are now breastfeeding their babies, more and more are also finding that they enjoy breastfeeding enough to want to continue longer than the usual few months they initially thought they would do it. UNICEF has long encouraged breastfeeding for two years and longer, and the
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Breastfeeding a Toddler - Why on Earth?

By Jack Newman

Because more and more women are now breastfeeding their babies, more and more are also finding that they enjoy breastfeeding enough to want to continue longer than the usual few months they initially thought they would do it. UNICEF has long encouraged breastfeeding for two years and longer, and the
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Breastfeeding - Handling Criticism

By JustMommies staff

  Feelings about how to parent seem to shift with every generation.  A new way of parenting, sometimes called attachment parenting, has emerged and it challenges many of the rigid teachings of our mother's generation.  Although breastfeeding is on the rise now, women are still dealing with the repercussions
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Breastfeeding: How to Handle Common Concerns

By JustMommies staff

When you continue breastfeeding at home in the weeks after your baby’s birth, you're giving your newborn a great health advantage. For maximum benefit, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends nursing for a year. But many moms give up breastfeeding before their babies are six months old. Here
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Breastfeeding Myths

By JustMommies staff

Congratulations mom! You are undoubtedly getting baby advice from all sorts of people, no matter how old your baby is-possibly even if you haven't delivered yet. It can be overwhelming, especially when the conflicting advice is about something you are already nervous about-like breastfeeding. There are
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Breastfeeding: Overactive Letdown

By JustMommies staff

Many new moms look forward to breastfeeding as an opportunity to relax and bond with their new baby. It can be very unsettling if breastfeeding instead becomes stressful when your child starts choking on your milk! Why does this occur and what can you do about it? First of all, don’t stress… this
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Breastfeeding Oversupply

By JustMommies staff

A breastfeeding oversupply happens when your body starts producing more milk than your baby needs. This is actually a problem, because babies often won't receive enough nutrition if mom is putting out too much milk. It can be uncomfortable for both the mother and baby, and can make a baby fussy. Here
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Breastfeeding Rates are on the Rise: Half of New Moms Breastfeed Until 6 Months

By JustMommies staff

According to a press release the CDC released on Wednesday, almost 50 percent of new moms now breastfeed their babies until they are 6 months. This is up from 35 percent in 2000. Current breastfeeding rates In 2010, 49 percent of moms continued breastfeeding until 6 months, and 27 percent continued breastfeeding
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